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Rimini City Guide

Rimini is located on Italy’s east coast, in the Emilia Romagna region. The city is located on the Adriatic Sea, on the coasts of rivers Marecchia and Ausa. Rimini is referred to as the capital of Italian seaside and night life, which has the most beautiful beach resorts. It has a 15 kilometer stretch of fine sandy beach, and the promenade is lined with hotels, night clubs and hotels.

Human settlement in Rimini has started since pre-historic times. Roman settlement started in 268 B.C. Today, Rimini is a major tourist destination, with over 1,000 hotels and seaside resorts. This is where Italians and Europeans go to get some of their sea and sun. People here are humble, friendly and helpful. It does get hard since only few locals can speak anything but Italian, so better bring an Italian dictionary with you.

When in Rimini, take advantage of its 15 kilometer long beaches. It is the number one reason why everyone comes to Rimini! During winter season, it is practically a ghost town, so most shops and establishments close down until the warm season comes up again. The best time to visit Rimini is on the summer season, on months June to September when Rimini is the hottest and busiest. However, the city center is open all year and offers good restaurants, great shopping and events.

For some retail therapy, head downtown, where you can find the best fashion brands, such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Prada. In 2006, Rimini opened the biggest shopping mall ‘Le Befane’. You can get many local souvenirs in small souvenir shops located in the beachfront. Here you can get some good local finds such as antiques, fresh food, souvenirs and more! The main market is in Piazza Cavour, held on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings. The antique market is held on Tuesday evenings in the Marino Centro, but is open only in the summer months.

Food is good in Rimini, and there are several good restaurants in the city. Naturally, most restaurants are seafood based, since the city is located on the seashore. The best restaurants include Lo Squero, Da Guido, Marinelli and Lo Squero. Make sure to try Rimini’s famous ‘Piadina’, a thin and tasty kind of bread. Food is generally exceptional and inexpensive.

Rimini is also a primary party spot. Once the sun goes down, the tourist crowd transfers from the beaches to the bars. Rimini streets come alive with lights and colors. In fact, night life is very good, with fine night bars and dance clubs. For great clubbing, head to Riccione and Carnaby’s.

To get to Rimini, there is an airport near Mirame, the ‘Aeroporto Internazionale’. It connects Rimini to major Italian cities and European capitals. One can also take the train, which is located on Piazzale Cesare Battisti. Ancona, Ferrara, Padua, Ravena, Bologna and Pesaro are merely an hour’s distance by taking the train. If you plan to go to Rimini by private car, you can do so since most Rimini hotels offer free parking. However, parking near the seaside is expensive and horrible.

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